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  • France Stores Run Afoul of Video Privacy Rules

    Thu 10:15pm By Gary Allen
    A French government privacy agency has warned Apple to adjust the video surveillance systems at four of its retail stores, saying they are too intrusive by constantly watching employees beyond the public retail space. The Commission nationale de…
  • Retail Financials Up, But To Be Reported No More

    Oct 20, 2014, 11:29 pm By Gary Allen
    Amid the announcement of very positive quarterly financials results for both Apple and its retail stores today, company executives revealed a major change in how retail profit and loss will be reported starting in fiscal 2015—the company will no longer…
  • Planning Begins For Apple Store In Nordic Region

    Oct 20, 2014, 12:18 am By Gary Allen
    Two years after pushing the boundaries of the Apple store region northward to include Sweden, the company is making plans to expand the chain into the adjacent country of Finland, the most sparsely-populated country in the European Union. In fact, with just…
  • Apple Watch Makes Debut at Fashion Store

    Oct 2, 2014, 5:21 am By Gary Allen
    In a unusual but understandable twist, the Apple Watch made its retail store debut not in one of Apple’s own stores, but under glass inside a Collette fashion store in Paris on Tuesday. The public event included invited guests from the world of fashion,…
  • Book Reveals Genesis of Fifth Avenue Store

    Sep 29, 2014, 4:23 am By Gary Allen
    The Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City is arguably the most iconic retail space in the world, and a new book describes how it was the collaborative creation of two great—and sometimes contentious—personalities: George Macklowe representing real…
  • Store Approved, Now Debate Over The Trees

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:23 am By Gary Allen
    After working 10 months to obtain construction permits for a landmark retail store in downtown San Francisco, Apple is now trying to convince the city that seven tulip trees need to be removed from the side of the building before construction can begin.…
  • Ex-Sports Star Arrested, Phony EasyPay Purchases

    Sep 22, 2014, 11:09 am By Gary Allen
    A former professional basketball player was arrested Friday by police in Arizona, charged with stealing $14,000 in Apple products by pretending to make EasyPay product purchases with his iPhone, and then simply walking out the store. Rex Chapman, 46, visited…
  • iPhone 6 Creates Long Lines, A Different Demographic

    Sep 20, 2014, 4:59 pm By Gary Allen
    The days of enthusiastic overnight lines for the opportunity to buy one of Apple’s new products now seems overwhelmed by line-sitters hoping to buy iPhones and turn them into instant cash. This year’s debut of the two iPhone 6 models…
  • Documents Detail Stores’ Product Debut Complexity

    Sep 16, 2014, 5:28 pm By Gary Allen
    It may be all anticipation and excitement for customers in-line for this Friday’s debut of the iPhone 6 models, but leaked documents reveal publicly for the first time how meticulously Apple plans such events to create a superior purchase experience.…
  • New iPhones, Apple Watch Will Rely On Stores

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:01 pm By Gary Allen
    Apple’s annual product announcement this morning included products and features that will impact the company’s retail stores, including a larger iPhone with mobile payment features, and an Apple Watch that will require stocking and display space for 34…
  • Future Scotland Store Caught In Infinite Loop

    Sep 3, 2014, 10:30 pm By Gary Allen
    One month after construction on the future Princes Street (Edinburgh) Apple retail store seemed to be finished and the entire staff was hired, sources say the process is nearly back to square one. Instead of holding its grand opening in time for the city’s…
  • SoCal Developer In Discussions For Apple Store

    Aug 28, 2014, 2:14 am By Gary Allen
    A southern California mall developer has posted a tenant map that includes a space labeled “Apple,” along with the notation “in discussion,” indicating a possible future store northwest of Los Angeles. The map appears in the leasing brochure…
  • Lawsuit Reveals The Minutiae of Apple Stores

    Aug 22, 2014, 6:56 am By Gary Allen
    In the legal battle over whether Apple has denied its retail store employees their breaks, a picture is emerging of the individual store personalities in California, along with photos of the some of the chain’s largest and most amusement-filled break rooms.…
  • Apple Scouting New Location For Chicago Store

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:39 pm By Gary Allen
    With its primary 10-year lease expired and its enclosed storefront blocking a view of the interior, the North Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store may be scheduled for replacement, according to city real estate sources. A story by Chicago Business says Apple’s…
  • Email Address on Store Receipt Sparks Debate

    Aug 16, 2014, 12:47 am By Gary Allen
    A customer of the Pioneer Place (Ore.) Apple retail store who purchased some earbuds last month has set off a debate after he posted a Facebook entry claiming a store employee entered a slur in the place of his email address, and it printed on his…
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